Raul Jimenez has adapted to the Premier League nicely since securing a loan move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer from Benfica.
The 27-year-old striker has managed only two goals in eight Premier League games for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, but don’t let the stats fool you. His importance to the side goes beyond just scoring goals.
The Mexican international has been a roaring success. He is the perfect centre-forward for Wolves, leading the line with his intelligent movement and brilliant hold-up play.
Using his physicality, he acts as the perfect link-man, and brings others into play. He has already grabbed three assists this season including his nicely weighted set-up to right-back Matt Doherty for the winner away at Crystal Palace.
According to the Express and Star, Wolves have the option to sign Jimenez permanently for £30 million, and some Wolves fans want the club to wrap up the deal at the end of the season.
Jimenez has been directly involved in 56% of Wolves’ Premier League goals which reflects his importance to Nuno’s system.
A vital cog in a well oiled machine #wwfc
— Justin (@WelshJustin1977) October 10, 2018
He is simply a fantastic centre forward. Perfect for our team. He’s got everything.
— Haydn Jarrett (@HaydnJarrett) October 10, 2018
— Nikki ?◾️? (@nikkipowelly) October 10, 2018
Probably the best centre forward I have seen in my time supporting wolves (post 2004)
— Louis Gutto (@LouisGutto2000) October 10, 2018
Great start for the Mexican. Let’s hope it stays. Come on wolves you got this
— Mina Morales (@mina_awesome1) October 10, 2018
Love him ? top top player so I hope we can sign him permanently ???
— Tre (@AuntyTwe) October 10, 2018